Themes team meeting agenda for January 24, 2023

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s second meeting is on the 24th of January.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 15:00 UTC

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members, and anyone interested to attend. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Open floor

1. Weekly updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.

2. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share theme-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.

#agenda, #meeting, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Notes – January 10, 2023

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on January 10, 2023. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 425 tickets were opened
  • 408 tickets were closed
    • 402 tickets were made live.
      • 19 new Themes were made live.
      • 383 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 5 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

You can also find the weekly updates here.

The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. The most current stats can be found here.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. table lead for WCAsia 2023

During the meeting, we asked if any of the theme reviewers is interested in leading the themes table on the Contributor Day of WCAsia 2023. @bijayyadav was interested to lead that. He is doing themes review since 2014 and also doing reviews these days.

Also, we are looking for 2 table leads for the themes team. If you are interested, please drop your interest in the comment below. Or you can contact any of the team reps of the themes team via SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

As Patterns are also maintained by the themes team and we also asked if anyone is interested in the Patterns team leading the table in WCAsia. I nominated Ellen Bauer myself and he is ready to take the lead. So, if you want to become another co-lead for the Patterns team, contact us or drop your comment below.

Requirements for table leads:-

  1. Experienced person and able to guide new contributors or experienced contributors
  2. Good knowledge of the team operations
  3. Able to attend WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia physically (free ticket provided)

Read more here about the WCAsia Contributor Day here.

3. Review Theme Check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party PR in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/

We have a few PRs that need to be checked before updating the plugin. We are looking for your help with it.

4. Open Floor

There was no topic or discussion happened in the open floor.

As a themes team lead, I would like to request you all if you are attending WCAsia, do your registration for the Contributor Day and join the themes table. We can contribute to the themes team effectively.

Props to the meeting attendees: @bijayyadav, @sunilkumarthz, @shivashankerbhatta, @stalukder03

#meeting, #meeting-notes, #themes-team

Themes team meeting agenda for January 10, 2023

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s second meeting is on the 10th of January.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, January 10 2023, 15:00 UTC

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members, and anyone interested to attend. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. table lead for WCAsia 2023
  3. Review Theme Check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party PR in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/
  4. Open floor

1. Weekly updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.

2. Contributor Day table lead for WCAsia 2023

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2023 Contributor Days is on February 17, 2023. Our team reps @kafleg and @shivashankerbhatta are both the organiser for WCAsia. Because of that, they will’ve their another responsibility. @acosmin is not able to attend WCAsia. We are looking for 2 table leads for the themes team. If you are interested, let us know.

3. Review Theme Check plugin PR in GitHub

We have a few PRs that need to be checked before updating the plugin. We are looking for your help for it.

4. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share theme-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.

#agenda, #meeting, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Notes – December 13, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on December 13, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

  • This week’s meeting agendas can be found here
  • The meeting agenda prepared by – @kafleg
  • Meeting facilitator and notes taker – @kafleg
  • Full transcript – #themereview channel

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 452 tickets were opened
  • 466 tickets were closed
    • 460 tickets were made live.
      • 37 new Themes were made live.
      • 423 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 6 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

More information can be found here. The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. The most current stats can be found here.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Welcoming new team reps for 2023

Welcome @shivashankerbhatta, @acosmin, and me! Get ready to start taking responsibility from January 2023.

3. WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Kolkata Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

WordCamp Kolkata 2022 contributor day will take place at Rabindra Tirtha, DG-17, Biswa Bangla Sarani, 3rd Rotary, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156, India. The themes team reps @kafleg and @shivashankerbhatta will be there. You can join the themes table and contribute.

4. Open floor

George Stephanis asked a question saying, “Possibly a silly question, and there’s likely an answer somewhere I’m just overlooking — but is there code somewhere that would enable running theme-check against themes just like — from the command line by pointing it at a directory? My brain’s been ticking on some workflow stuff, and I’m trying to think of ways to potentially run at least some of the more automated scanning stuff without actually loading it up in an environment.”

@otto42 replied saying, “If there isn’t, that wouldn’t be hard to add”. He added, “there might be a cli way added, haven’t looked recently”.

There was an issue in GitHub. But this is closed now. @kafleg suggested creating an issue, and George Stephanis created an issue in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. We would like to check and help with this issue.

@shivashankerbhatta added, “This type of topics should be also raised on WordCamps and Meetups”.

#meeting-notes, #themes-team

Introducing new Themes Team representatives for the 2023 Edition

A few weeks ago we posted a call for themes team representatives seeking nominations. Users could self-nominate or tag someone they thought would be good for the role.

We received several comments on the post with nominations. We have decided to have 3 team reps for this term due to who was nominated. Two people will be continuing from the last term, one new person is being brought on board for the experience.

The 3 Themes Team representatives appointed via nominations:

  1. Acosmin (@acosmin)
  2. Ganga Kafle (@kafleg)
  3. Shiva Shanker Bhatta (@shivashankerbhatta)

Join me in saying let’s congratulations to them all and wishing them a successful tenure.

Acosmin

Acosmin is a WordPress developer and enthusiast. He published his first WP theme back in 2008 and, since then, he has contributed in various capacities as a reviewer, developer, and team representative.

He is sponsored by Extend Themes to be a part-time reviewer.

You can reach him directly via WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., and his username is acosmin.

Ganga Kafle

Ganga Kafle (KafleG)

Ganga is a full-time sponsored WordPress contributor by Rank Math. He is from the beautiful country Nepal and working as a WordPress contributor since 2014. He has attended many WordCamps and organized some as well. Besides WordPress, he loves to spend time with friends and family.

He is also one of the organizers for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2023 and moderates WordPress-related Podcasts in Go With WP.

You can reach him directly via WordPress slack, and the username is kafleg.

Shiva Shanker Bhatta

shivashankerbhatta

Shiva Shanker Bhatta is the Founder/CEO at AF themes. He has more than 10 years of experience in WordPress; Community, Contributions, and Development – Basically focused on WordPress Themes and Plugins.

He had contributed ( Organized/Contributors Day Lead ) various National and International WordCamps.

You can reach him directly via WordPress Slack. His slack username is ShShanker.

The new team responsibilities will start from 1st January 2023. @utz119 and our other previous representatives will remain as moderators and will be around.

At last, thank you for taking on the responsibilities and keeping the tasks and team moving in a good direction.

#themes-team